Young chinese worker.
|Grizzly bear||12/02/2013 14:21:57|
|250 forum posts|
|John Stevenson||12/02/2013 14:32:19|
5068 forum posts
I can't get the little bugger out the cab to have a go.
|Philip Burman||12/02/2013 20:43:23|
|16 forum posts|
If you want to be a digger driver in China and have a big mortgage and hungry family - none. What do you think the little buggers' chances are of becoming an investment banker. As has always been the case when picking a career, check were the money is and who's the competition.
|Ketan Swali||12/02/2013 21:16:28|
|1273 forum posts|
In China, very good really. Process as follows: Join the Youth Communist Party. Do a lot of political party work, when you are older, join the army, become more politically active, become head of a first class Chinese bank, easy, ask any Chinese banker if you care to validate
Ketan at ARC.
|Clive Farrar||12/02/2013 21:24:44|
96 forum posts
Well i say credit to him.
He is a much better driver than some of the morons i come across on my morning commute.
|A Smith||12/02/2013 21:57:14|
|44 forum posts|
You can tell there aren't many rural types on here. Tractor driving at that age was quite common with my contemporaries. After all, if you're too small to lift a bale, you have to find something else useful to do when the grass is comming in.
|Steve Withnell||12/02/2013 22:09:25|
815 forum posts
|Philip Burman||12/02/2013 22:33:28|
|16 forum posts||
There's not many living in this century either. To day in the West it's illegal. If you got caught you would go to jail for child abuse.
|John McNamara||13/02/2013 13:36:23|
1313 forum posts
The new Fergie is a quad bike, quite a grim reaper in the hands of the inexperienced. Unfortunately commen sense does not prevail in their design, You would think after millions of fergies particularly the early unprotected ones the designers of quad bikes would have learned. Instead they are even easier to flip over. You need a roll cage and a low centre of gravity. just for a start. they have neither. proper training is essential.
Two of my sons schlool friends have paid the ultimate price using these machines.
Farm OH&S is a good thing
|Sandy Morton||13/02/2013 14:21:37|
|104 forum posts|
I started to drive a Fergie tractor when I was 12. First mistake I made was when learning to plough - I was told to keep my eyes on something and steer straight towards it - I duly did but the cow moved!
|Brian Warwick||13/02/2013 16:26:23|
30 forum posts
Strage I thought health & safety was common sence
|jason spencer||13/02/2013 16:42:42|
|72 forum posts||Health and safety now days has more to do with job protection for those who work in that area.|
|Boiler Bri||13/02/2013 18:26:12|
835 forum posts
OMG that would never happen here, would it?
|Stub Mandrel||13/02/2013 19:12:20|
4311 forum posts
My dad took me to an abandoned airfield to have ago at driving his Wolseley when I was about 10 or 12.
|Speedy Builder5||13/02/2013 19:19:21|
|2080 forum posts|
China's soloution to the Pension problem - get em working at a younger age whilst us old buggers mess about with steam engines - Splendid. When will we adopt the same in the UK ?
167 forum posts
Going back to the original question - none, if you were standing next to the tipper body
|Cyril Bonnett||13/02/2013 22:39:32|
|238 forum posts|
I like the scratching of the head and the smile when he tips the bucket, you'd get jailed here for life if you let your kid any where near a machine like that let alone start it. Good on the wee fella hope he has a long and successful life.
|Steven Vine||13/02/2013 23:37:00|
|340 forum posts|
In the late 60's, when I was about 13, I was taught to drive the Unigate electric 3 wheeler milk float and was even allowed to drive out of the back streets and onto the main roads. It was a common thing to let the milk boys drive the floats back then. Happy days. Up yours you health and safety do gooders.
|Harold Hall 1||14/02/2013 09:39:33|
|418 forum posts|
Why are you people so anti Health and Safety, hundreds would have died and many more escape serious injury without it, Some of you, like me, may unknowingly be among them.
|John Stevenson||14/02/2013 10:07:25|
5068 forum posts
Harold, I for one am not against Heath and safety, anyone who get to our ages with all 12 digits proves that. Health and safety is a frame of mind, not a load of laid down rules.
What I do object to is having to deal with the blowhards enforcing the rules, which in many cases don't even exist.
I have asked for copies of the said legislation and they have not been able to come up with it, mainly because it doesn't exist. They go away never to reapear. If there was an issue that would not happen.
This is the honest truth, I have had an 'inspector' pick a 2 week old angle grinder up, still with the CE sticker on it and insist that the top part of the wheel is guarded. When I pointed out theat the factory fitted guard was there to stop your hand sliding up and going into the wheel he insisted it have a full guard over it.
I got the number of his office, threw him out and rang them.
Told then not to send anyone who hadn't had practical experiance, that was over 7 years ago, never seen anyone since.
Obviously no one has practical experiance ?
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